EGG FREEZING / OOCYTE VITRIFICATION – NO LONGER EXPERIMENTAL

Cryopreservation of eggs has remained a challenge until recently. The egg is a large cell with high water content. The older slow freezing methods could not completely prevent the ice crystal formation which damages the cell during freezing and thawing. This has been virtually eliminated by a relatively new technique called Vitrification or ultra rapid cooling. Continue reading

Dietary Protein intake and reproductive hormones and Ovulation : The Bio-Cycle Study.

Protein intake has been associated with changes in steroidogenesis in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, likely through reducing high insulin levels. This study presented in ASRM 2015, findings of which suggest that a diet high in protein, particularly animal protein, is significantly associated with reduced testosterone levels among healthy women. These results highlight the importance of diet on reproductive function and the potential role of protein intake in androgen synthesis

Blastocyst IVF Transfer Boosts Pregnancy Chances

Let us first understand the development and role of blastocyst!

In natural process, the egg is fertilized by the sperm and they form a single cell called Zygote. Zygote divides further into 2 cells and then into 4 celled Embryo by end of the second day after fertilization. Continue reading

All That You Need to Know About In Vitro Fertilization

With advancement in medical science, there have been developments of new assisted reproductive methods. One such way is the process of in vitro fertilization. For people suffering from fertility problems, this is one of the most popular methods they opt for. This method is very effective and uses the woman’s own eggs as well as her partner’s sperm. Any fertility clinic will be able to guide you with the process. Continue reading

Acupuncture in boosting IVF results

Acupuncture, is an ancient Chinese system of alternate medicine in which fine needles are inserted in the skin at specific points along what are considered to be lines of energy, depending on the condition requiring treatment. Continue reading

Recurrent IVF Failure Is Depressing – Don’t Give Up!

One cycle after another… Again and again …. When you fail to conceive… it is frustrating….exhausting- physically, mentally and emotionally! Isn’t it? You are desperate to have a baby! You are facing IVF failure for fourth or fifth time! You are now emotionally drained! You are looking for the answers! Continue reading